Saoji Mutton Recipe /Saoji Mutton Rassa

Easy saoji mutton
Saoji Mutton  is a spicy robust flavourful mutton curry .Saoji Mutton is a popular spicy  mutton curry from from the region of Nagpur Maharashtra Saoji dishes are popular in Maharashtra  and neighbouring cities.  Saoji mutton or chicken  rassa /gravy gets it s flavours and taste from aromatic garam masala /spices that gies in to make this a curry a delectable  one .Saoji mutton curry pairs well with Jowar  or rice bhakari or rice
Traditional  nagpuri saoji rassa

500 gram Mutton/Goat meat
3 medium onions sliced
1/2 cup dry coconut/ khobra grated
Ginger 1  inch
Garlic 6-7

Red chillies 6 -7
Coriander seeds 1 1/2 tsp
Shahijeera 1 tsp
Poppy seeds 1 tsp
Green cardamom 4 to 5
Black cardamom 1
Star anise 1
Javitri 1 blade
Cinnamon 1 1/2 inch
Black pepper 2 tsp
Cloves 4 -5
Bay leaves 3
1 tbsp jowar flour
Dagadful /stone flower  1 tsp

Oil 3 tbsp
Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp

Easy saoji mutton  recipe

  • Wash the mutton pieces drain excess water.
  • Apply salt and turmeric  powder and set aside for 30 min.
  • Dry roast all the spices mentioned and also dry roast the jowar flour till fragrant. 
  • Roast coconut till brown.
  • Also saute the garlic ginger  in oil and fry onions  till brown.
  • Let it cool then grind to a smooth paste adding little water .
  • Heat a pressure cooker or a thick bottomed vessel.
  • Add 3 tbsp oil.
  • Once hot add bay leaves followed by the ground masala paste and red chilli powder.

  • Saute for 6 to 7 minutes  until oil separates.
  • Add the marinated mutton and saute for 3 to 4 minutes .
  • Add about  2 to 3 cups water
  • Cover the pressure cooker with lid and cook until  the mutton is tender.
  • It takes about 12 minutes or  3-4 whistles for the mutton to cook depending on the quality  of  mutton.
  • Once done ,release the pressure open the lid
  • Check for salt add if needed
  • Also add lime juice as per taste.
  • Serve hot with Bhakri or rice.

Traditional nagpuri saoji mutton
You can first boil the mutton in the pressure cooker with salt until tender and then cook the masala in a vessels and add the boiled mutton and simmer till done .
Also the mutton can be slow cooked in a  open pot or vessel until tender.
You can add more chilli powder if needed also adjust chillies according  to your taste buds. 
Please not the cooking time in pressure cooker will vary it all depends on how tender the meat is, it takes around 2 to 5 whistles depending on quality and tenderness  of the mutton.

Authentic saoji mutton  recipe

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  1. This is mouthwatering ������

  2. Curry looks so good!Hearing this name for the first time.